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Cle Elum city license

Requirements and fees

General business license
Variable

The city of Cle Elum requires a license for all businesses located within city limits, or conducting business within city limits. If you are not sure if you will do business within the city limits, contact the city directly before you apply.

Short-term rentals within city limits require a General Business license, see Cle Elum Municipal Code 17.160 or contact the city planning department for more information.

License fee is determine by number of employees who work within the city limits of Cle Elum.

Method for calculating employees

Any person employed by the business, full time and part time, including owners. Minimum number of employees is one.

Origination fee:

Employee fee calculation

Total number of employees

License fee

1 through 2

$30

3 through 5

$60

6 through 10

$100

11 through 25

$150

26 through 50

$275

51 or more

$375

Renewal fee:

Employee fee calculation

Total number of employees

License fee

1 through 2

$30

3 through 5

$60

6 through 10

$100

11 through 25

$150

26 through 50

$275

51 or more

$375

Nonprofit businesses
$0

If you are a nonprofit business, you may be exempt from city fees. To qualify you must submit a copy of your business’ IRS 501(c) certificate with your application.

Origination fee: $0

Renewal fee: $0

Home businesses
$30

If your business is in a residence within the city, you must comply with Cle Elum Municipal Code 17.16.100. For more information on home occupation requirements, contact the city directly.

Along with the Business License Application, the city of Cle Elum has additional requirements for Home Occupation Businesses, contact the city planning department for more information.

Origination fee: $30

Renewal fee: $30

Non-resident businesses
Variable

If your business is physically located outside city limits, but conducts business within city limits, your license fee is determined by gross annual income earned within this city’s limits:

Origination fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $5,000

$0

Above $5,000

$60

Renewal fee:

Reported gross annual income

License fee

$0 through $5,000

$0

Above $5,000

$60

Non-resident Businesses, such as contractors, may need further permitting, see Cle Elum Municipal code 5.02.010 and 5.02.040. Contact the city directly for permitting information.

Businesses exempt from city licensing

Your business may be exempt from getting a city business license. For more information, please contact the city directly.

Apply for a city license

State tax registration $0
Registering your business name as a trade name $5
Business license application fee Variable

Online

Need help?
Setting up your business licensing and tax account
How to add a city license endorsement


By mail

Complete the following and mail to:

Business License Application and City Addendum

Business Licensing Service
P.O. Box 9034
Olympia, WA 98507-9034